Ironically, or serendipitously, I just recently saw this :
YOU HAVE TO READ IT ...
For the next 60 seconds, put aside whatever you are doing and take advantage of this opportunity.
Don't let Satan stop you.
At the age of 33, Jesus was sentenced to death.
At the time of The Crucifixion, it was the "worst" death.
Only the worst criminals were sentenced to be crucified. However, it was even more terrible for Jesus, unlike other criminals sentenced to death by crucifixion, Jesus would be nailed on the Cross by his hands and feet.
Each nail: Was 6 to 8 inches long.
The nails were hammered into his wrist,
Not on his palms as is commonly depicted.
There is a tendon in the wrist that extends to the shoulder. Roman guards knew that, when the nails were being inserted into the wrist, the tendon would tear and break, forcing Jesus to use his ribs for support, so he could breathe.
His two feet, they were inserted together, that's how he was forced to lean on the only nail that tied his feet to the cross.
Jesus could not support himself with his legs because of the pain.
So he was forced to alternate arching his back.
He wore out his legs just to continue breathing. Imagine the struggle, the pain, the suffering, the courage that endured it.
Jesus endured that reality for more than 3 hours.
Yes, more than 3 hours!
Can you imagine this kind of Suffering?
A few minutes before he died, Jesus stopped bleeding, water just flowed from his wounds.
From common images we see wounds on his hands and feet and even the spear wound at his side ...
But we find out that his wounds were actually made all over his body by a mallet driving large nails through the wrist, the feet overlapping and an even large nail hammered through the arches, then a Roman guard piercing his side with a spear. But before the nails and the spear, Jesus was whipped and because the lashes were so severe they tore flesh off his body.
The beating so horrible he received on his face that it was ripped off and his beard ripped from his face.
The crown of thorns embedded deep into his scalp.
Most men would not have survived this torture.
He had no more blood to bleed, only the water gushed out if their wounds.
The adult human body contains about 4.5 liters (a little over a gallon) of blood.
Jesus shed all 4.5 liters of his blood; had three nails inserted into His members; a crown of thorns on his head and, in addition, a Roman soldier buried a spear in his chest.
All this not to mention the humiliation he suffe